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Ed Rampell

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Ed Rampell is a Los Angeles-based film historian and critic who contributes regularly to The Progressive; he created the Progie Awards in 2007 to highlight the year’s best progressive films and filmmakers. Rampell is the author of the 2005 book Progressive Hollywood, A People’s Film History of the United States and the coauthor of three other film history books, most recently The Hawaii Movie and Television Book.  

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Hollywood Reporter

Almost half of the 2016 tenth annual Progie Awards—which highlight progressive features, documentaries, and artists—have been awarded to African American talents. No “diversity drought” here. more

Feb 23, 2017 12:00 AM Dispatches

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Lightyear Entertainment

Celebrating its silver anniversary with a wealth of silver screen productions from around the world. Lots of good ones here for your movie list. more

Feb 16, 2017 3:43 PM Dispatches

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Hollywood Reporter

Instead of rewarding only glitz and glamour The Progie awards zoom in last year's best commentary on the human condition. Here are the picks for the year. more

Jan 19, 2017 12:00 AM Dispatches

Part great escape, part poetry in motion, the film shows a different side of the great poet’s revolutionary spirit. more

Dec 16, 2016 3:08 PM Dispatches

New documentary calls for a close examination of the role of the press in our democracy. more

Nov 4, 2016 2:33 PM Dispatches

The movie crosscuts between the desperate newcomers and longtime Italian inhabitants, who lead simple lives. more

Oct 25, 2016 2:36 PM Dispatches

Hollywood’s lefty bad boy has narrated a new work of fiction, "Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff." more

Oct 14, 2016 1:51 PM Dispatches

A compelling portrait of collective grief... more

Oct 4, 2016 3:59 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

"They’ve got to stop giving these boys these toys because they don’t know how to handle them.” more

Sep 23, 2016 3:32 PM Dispatches

Stone seeks to set the record straight. more

Sep 13, 2016 2:09 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

A museum explores Chaplin's legacy of dissent. more

Aug 22, 2016 5:18 PM Magazine 1 Comments

Gibney's new film will leave you (more) paranoid—and for good reason. more

Jul 7, 2016 4:51 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Perhaps no film was more impressive than Political Animals... more

Jun 14, 2016 5:39 PM Dispatches

Bernie's been our Cassandra, warning us about things to come, and people weren't listening to him. more

May 25, 2016 4:55 PM Magazine

The zombies in Jen Senko’s documentary arise in the wake of inflammatory rhetoric used by talk radio personalities. more

Apr 11, 2016 2:51 PM Dispatches 4 Comments

MASH this ain’t. more

Mar 9, 2016 5:27 PM Dispatches

As the saint of cinema, Moore has arguably set America’s public discourse more than any other single artist. more

Feb 12, 2016 7:13 PM Magazine 5 Comments

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